WARRIER'S Collage March 19, 2021

Welcome to Warrier's Daily COLLAGE Friday March 19, 2021 1) Swami Vivekananda's Vedanta Teachings: Sarvapriyananda https://youtu.be/Qw6mZ-0gVes 2) Volcanoes: National Geographic https://youtu.be/VNGUdObDoLk (Link Selection*: M G Warrier) *1 & 2 are not interrelated Good Morning Volcano to Fire Power, after water (rivers) and earth (mountains), Collage looks at fire. Nice Day 🙏 M G Warrier M 134 A Interaction 1) K Ramasubramanian Mumbai Responding to D of March 18, 2021 The fear inculcated in the minds of commoners following certain religious practices, by so called purohits and perpetuated strongly to the detriment of the society at large needs to be addressed by right thinking persons like you madam. Influence society for focusing on better living in a family with love and affection throwing away all these unwanted rituals and practices followed by the traders in religion. 2) Karma and Destiny Simple way of analyzing the two is this: Karma is our action. It functions through selfishness, unselfishness, Selflessness......The supreme force with the help Of consciousness of every individual is evaluating It duly doing the job impartially. Destiny is the final journey.. Kalabhairavar is in charge.... He is Supreme by His action which consists of Time, Cause and Causation...... We bid farewell in the end....by our performance Which is assessed by Him.... Be Well, V. T. Panchapagesan 3) C V Subbaraman Mysuru I am glad that I spotted C, 6 and N without difficulty. That we are able to concentrate for finding them is itself great, I believe. Subbaraman 4) S Nallasivan Hyderabad I do not know how, but I could easily locate the C in the midst of an ocean of O,'s; Similarly 6 and N with equal ease while perusing without any effort. But it happens to me often that many familiar names elude immediate recall. But I have a knack of remembering them. At 76 my unfailing memory is a big problem. Is it a curse or boon, I am not sure. Even reading day papers get deeply stored and easy to recall when ever I desire to quote them. One thing I am assured by the Collage is that I am away from Dementia or Alzheimer's. But my wife is of the considered view that I have poor understanding, weak in thinking and reasoning faculty. I shall appreciate if Babusenan Sir takes up my case with his NIMHANS/Chicago friends. Even at 76, she believes, there is scope (For what?-Warrier 🙏). S.Nallasivan B Books Bhagavad Gita https://qz.com/india/560398/understanding-the-gita-a-guide-for-modern-readers/ Excerpts: " Unlike modern writing, The Gita is not linear. Traditionally, a guru would only elaborate on a particular verse or a set of verses or a chapter of The Gita at a time. It is only in modern times, with a printed book in hand, that we want to read The Gita cover to cover, chapter by chapter, verse to verse, and hope to work our way through to a climax of resolutions in one go. When we attempt to do so, we are disappointed. For, unlike modern writing, The Gita is not linear: some ideas are scattered over several chapters, many ideas are constantly repeated, and still others presuppose knowledge of concepts found elsewhere, in earlier Vedic and Upanishadic texts. In fact, The Gita specifically refers to the Brahma sutras, also known as Vedanta sutras, said to have been composed by one Badarayana, sometimes identified with Vyasa. Further, at places, the same words are used in different verses to convey different meanings, and at other instances, different words are used to convey the same idea. For example, sometimes the word ‘atma’ means mind and sometimes soul; at other times other words like dehi, brahmana and purusha are used for soul instead of atma. This can be rather disorienting to a casual reader, and open to multiple interpretations." C 1) Fire God https://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/concepts/agni.asp Excerpts: "Agni is the most popular god of the Rigveda as is evident from the number of hymns addressed to him in the scripture. Fire is central to all vedic rituals. In terms of importance, he is next only to Indra, the Lord of the Vedic deities and Indra's heaven. All the offerings in the Vedic sacrifices are invariably offered to Agni and through him to other gods. Agni is thus the primary recipient of all Vedic sacrifices." 1) Fire Worship https://www.esamskriti.com/e/Culture/Indian-Culture/The-Beginning-of-Fire-Worship-and-its-Veneration-in-Indian-Culture-1.aspx 2) Fire Power https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/india-comes-fourth-in-the-global-firepower-defense-review-here-are-the-other-four-nations/russia/slideshow/80343951.cms D Readers' Contribution Mathematics with Vathsala Jayaraman Either you're right or you’re wrong. This is one of the most frustrating aspects of mathematics for young minds. When it comes to most things in life, there’s some gray area. People aren’t “good” or “bad.” Rules can often bend. But in mathematics, that’s almost never true. 1+1 will always equal 2. The square root of pi will never change. And sometimes, it may feel overwhelming. It may feel like you need to have everything memorized, the way you would, in a history class. That isn’t how mathematics works, though. Mathematics works best when you understand the rules, and make sure to follow them. Even when you’re doing it right, you might still be wrong. I see this all the time. A student has worked out a long word problem, gotten all of the numbers correct, and then written the wrong answer in the provided “blank space.” Or, a student is working on an Algebra problem and has done every step correctly, but misplaced a negative during step 7. At the end of the problem, the answer is wrong. It can feel frustrating, to have done so much, only for it all to have been for naught, and it’s difficult to verbalize to a student that they’ve done everything correctly. Of the 25 steps in the problem, there was only one mistake. And it wasn’t a “bad at math” mistake, but a reading mistake. Often, a student will tell him or herself, “I am bad at math,” instead of being proud of the work that was done correctly. You can’t move to the next phase of math until you understand the level you’re on. If you’re constructing a building, you have to lay the foundation before you can build the walls. In math, every new lesson is a brand new foundation. It’s a structure with new rules piling up on top of each other forever. If any one of those foundations is weak, there’s no moving on. The reason so many students fall behind is not because they are incapable of learning, but because they are missing one key ingredient from a prior lesson that makes it impossible to move on. They begin to tell themselves that math is impossible, instead of expressing their confusion and putting the missing piece into place. Understanding the method but not the reason -leads to forgetting. In many classes in school, and in many households across the country, a “C” in a class means, “you understand the material pretty well, and you’re on par with the rest of the students.” In math, this isn’t the case. If you get a “C” on a math test, it means that you don’t understand the material. If you have a “C” in a math class, it means there are fundamental building blocks of your math education that are missing. Because math is cumulative and builds on itself, a “C” means that the next class is going to be even harder, and even if you’ve memorized most of the formulas, there will be problems that are nearly impossible to solve until you’ve gone back to learn what is missing. Teachers don’t have enough time. Acknowledging that the above problems are true, there is no feasible way for a math teacher to make sure that all 30 to 100 of their students fully understand all of the material. Time is a very limited resource for teachers. They use it to teach, plan a syllabus, grade papers, teach outside programs, and tend to their own personal lives. One of the worst enemies during schooldays is a terrifying subject called Mathematics. Mercifully many kids are kicked into the next class on the basis of total marks, even if they flunk in one subject. When one scores reasonably well in general and social science and exceedingly well in languages (particularly English and Tamil)he can escape into the next class. How can one forget the heavy ruler that came down heavily on the knuckles of both the hands. Many students struggle to make both ends (of a circle) meet in maths class. Theorems were a real headache. You not only have to know that the square of a hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides in a right angle triangle but PROVE it. Again the cursed question WHY in an unholy alliance with HOW. Many heave a sigh of relief when they leave the school,leave Maths for ever. I learnt that Pythagoras was not just a mathematician but a religious philosopher who believed in the transmigration of souls according to their Karma. He believed that knowledge of geometry could go a long way in breaking the karmic cycle and the soul will end up in a place that looked like a luxury resort where everything was free. I guarantee that NCERT Maths textbooks have not changed a single numeric or "x" in the past 30 years at least! Much before Pythagoras was born, his theorems were stated by Baudhayana, but I learnt about that only because I studied the original Sanskrit texts.:sweatsmile: Not sure what Pythagoras mentioned about Karmic cycle, am interested to check more about that! There were no coaching tutorials as we see now. Yet brilliant men came out from academics and reached to helm of affairs! Fortunately I had no problem with my children, as they were reasonably good in Maths. My daughter was a commerce student in plus two but scored centum in maths. She wanted to study B.Sc. maths ) All Maths group. Just to keep her in good spirits I sent her to a tuition master, a Maths lecturer in New College. Within a week she was all in admiration for the teacher. There were only four students who used to sit on a bench with a big table in front. The professor sat on the other side with a large sheet of paper pinned to a cardboard. He used to demonstrate working the problem on the sheet from right to left so that the students could observe from the opposite side. When we find it extremely difficult even to write our own name on a paper from right to left, the master wrote so many symbols and formulae with an unimaginable speed. This new type of teaching and learning made my daughter take extra ordinary interest in maths, and no wonder she scored centum in all papers in degree exam. She was so fascinated with the teacher's handling and even today he is etched as an icon. Vathsala Jayaraman 2) Sanskrit Language* Sanskrit , a magical language or a very advanced scientific language. A very advanced scientific language.. 1. There is no need of particular sentence structure for Sanskrit. Like, In English:- Subject +Verb + Object Ex:- I am writing an answer. But in Sanskrit there is no need for particular structure. अहं उत्तरम् लिखामि (I am writing an Answer.) लिखामि अहं उत्तरम् (I am writing an Answer.) अहं लिखामि उत्तरम् (I am writing an Answer.) . 2. Elephant word has 4000 synonyms in Sanskrit. Here are some of them. कुञ्जरः,गजः,हस्तिन्, हस्तिपकः,द्विपः,द्विरदः,वारणः,करिन्,मतङ्गः,सुचिकाधरः, सुप्रतीकः, अङ्गूषः, अन्तेःस्वेदः, इभः, कञ्जरः, कञ्जारः, कटिन्, कम्बुः, करिकः, कालिङ्गः, कूचः, गर्जः, चदिरः, चक्रपादः, चन्दिरः, जलकाङ्क्षः, जर्तुः, दण्डवलधिः, दन्तावलः, दीर्घपवनः, दीर्घवक्त्रः, द्रुमारिः, द्विदन्तः, द्विरापः, नगजः, नगरघातः, नर्तकः, निर्झरः, पञ्चनखः, पिचिलः, पीलुः, पिण्डपादः, पिण्डपाद्यः, पृदाकुः, पृष्टहायनः, पुण्ड्रकेलिः, बृहदङ्गः, प्रस्वेदः, मदकलः, मदारः, महाकायः, महामृगः, महानादः, मातंगः, मतंगजः, मत्तकीशः, राजिलः, राजीवः, रक्तपादः, रणमत्तः, रसिकः, लम्बकर्णः, लतालकः, लतारदः, वनजः, वराङ्गः, वारीटः, वितण्डः, षष्टिहायनः, वेदण्डः, वेगदण्डः, वेतण्डः, विलोमजिह्वः, विलोमरसनः, विषाणकः। This is just one example. Have you seen any language with such rich vocabulary? 3. Magha was a great Sanskrit Poet and Author. He was an expert in writing a whole Sloka with one-two-three-four consonants. Here is just an example from his book Shishupala Vadha:- In 144th stanza, he writes whole sloka with only one consonant. दाददो दुद्ददुद्दादी दाददो दूददीददोः । दुद्दादं दददे दुद्दे दादाददददोऽददः ॥ (Translation:- Sri Krishna, the giver of every boon, the scourge of the evil-minded, the purifier, the one whose arms can annihilate the wicked who cause suffering to others, shot his pain-causing arrow at the enemy.) Also, he was an expert in writing palindromes. He writes in 44th stanza:- वारणागगभीरा सा साराभीगगणारवा । कारितारिवधा सेना नासेधा वारितारिका ॥ (Translation:- It is very difficult to face this army which is endowed with elephants as big as mountains. This is a very great army and the shouting of frightened people is heard. It has slain its enemies.) 4. Have you heard about any book which can give you different story when you read it from backward? Here is a book Sri Raghava Yadhaveeyam. This book is written in such a way that you will enjoy the story of Rama when you read it in forward way while you will enjoy the story of Krishna when you read it from backward. Forward:- वन्देऽहं देवं तं श्रीतं रन्तारं कालं भासा यः । रामो रामाधीराप्यागो लीलामारायोध्ये वासे ॥ (Translation:- I pay my obeisance to Lord Shri Rama, who with his heart pining for Sita, travelled across the Sahyadri Hills and returned to Ayodhya after killing Ravana and sported with his consort, Sita, in Ayodhya for a long time.) Backward:- सेवाध्येयो रामालाली गोप्याराधी मारामोरा । यस्साभालंकारं तारं तं श्रीतं वन्देहं देवं ॥ (Translation:- I bow to Lord Shri Krishna, whose chest is the sporting resort of Shri Lakshmi; who is fit to be contemplated through penance and sacrifice, who fondles Rukmani and his other consorts and who is worshipped by the gopis, and who is decked with jewels radiating splendour.) 5. Sanskrit is a language which is used as Speech Therapy. Sanskrit has five different classes of word — Kanthya (Spoken from throat), Talavya (Spoken while touching tongue to jaw), Dantya (Spoken while touching tongue to teeth), Murdhanya (Spoken by twisting tongue), Ostya (Spoken by lips). Learn sanskrit ...promote sanskrit, a most extraordinary ancient and natural language of the Universe. Like and share our page @The Vedic Philosopher Sri Venkatesh +918291809948 Read full post here link below #SaveTemples = #SaveDharma https://www.facebook.com/185878834936400/posts/1631726327018303/ *Forward received from Dr T V Surendran Mananthavady E Blogs & Links 1) Dr S Krishnaswamy* A précis on Dr. S. Krishnaswamy, the quintessential Indian documentary filmmaker: https://thg.page.link/hX6NS7KYopeNJFWd6 Excerpts: "In 1960, as a 22-year-old, Krishnaswamy joined the Columbia University in the U.S., and studied Mass Communications with special reference to documentary films. It was 60 years later in 2020, that the Government of India honoured him with the coveted Dr. V.Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to documentary films at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF). Through tedious decades of his life, he stood firm in his belief and eventually received many awards; the Honor Summus Award of the Watumull Foundation, Hawaii, the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 at the U.S. International Film & Video Festival, Los Angeles, in 1987, the Padma Shri in 2009, and several other awards including National awards for his documentaries." *Article in The Hindu by Narasaiah. Link Courtesy: V R Chittanandam Cheñnai 2) Family & Friends https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/ijustthought/time-with-family-and-friends-is-not-spent-it-is-invested-30289/ Excerpts: "my opinion, here are a few changes that need to be instigated to ensure the good part of our older generation is part of our lives too! · Time with family and friends is not spent, it is rather invested. So, one should dedicate a good amount of time to family and friends keeping one’s professional work, mobile phones, laptops at a bay. · One must expose their kids to their family history and culture. They need to know their family insight which definitely includes success, failure, togetherness, bliss, sorrow, and struggles. · Encourage yourself and others to be a compassionate social animal. · Arrange family trips or family get together more often as it would bring the family closer. · Do visit to your native along with your children. Let them know about the place their ancestors once lived." F Leisure Lost & Found* An old man meets a young man who asks: “Do you remember me?” And the old man says no. Then the young man tells him he was his student, And the teacher asks: “What do you do, what do you do in life?” The young man answers: “Well, I became a teacher.” “ah, how good, like me?” Asks the old man. “Well, yes. In fact, I became a teacher because you inspired me to be like you.” The old man, curious, asks the young man at what time he decided to become a teacher. And the young man tells him the following story: “One day, a friend of mine, also a student, came in with a nice new watch, and I decided I wanted it. I stole it, I took it out of his pocket. Shortly after, my friend noticed the his watch was missing and immediately complained to our teacher, who was you. Then you addressed the class saying, ‘This student's watch was stolen during classes today. Whoever stole it, please return it.’ I didn't give it back because I didn't want to. You closed the door and told us all to stand up and form a circle. You were going to search our pockets one by one until the watch was found. However, you told us to close our eyes, because you would only look for his watch if we all had our eyes closed. We did as instructed. You went from pocket to pocket, and when you went through my pocket, you found the watch and took it. You kept searching everyone's pockets, and when you were done you said ‘open your eyes. We have the watch.’ You didn't tell on me and you never mentioned the episode. You never said who stole the watch either. That day you saved my dignity forever. It was the most shameful day of my life. But this is also the day I decided not to become a thief, a bad person, etc. You never said anything, nor did you even scold me or take me aside to give me a moral lesson. I received your message clearly. Thanks to you, I understood what a real educator needs to do. Do you remember this episode, professor? The old professor answered, ‘Yes, I remember the situation with the stolen watch, which I was looking for in everyone’s pocket. I didn't remember you, because I also closed my eyes while looking.’ This is the essence of teaching: If to correct you must humiliate; you don't know how to teach " *Forward received from K P V Karunakaran Mumbai. May be a repeat for some. If so please don't keep, just forward 🙏 G Quotes from Shakespeare https://quotesnsmiles.com/quotes/40-favourite-william-shakespeare-quotes/ Like: "All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." – William Shakespeare

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